Anand is the commanding centre of the Anand district located in the Gujarat state. It comes under the region known as Charotar which includes Anand and Kheda districts. Anand is highly acclaimed for being a milk capital of India. The city has witnessed milk revolution and Amul dairy plant is located in Anand. The city accommodates the head office of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited, NDDB of India, Vidya Dairy, Anand Agricultural University. Anand also finely encompasses the revered educational institutions like the Institute of Rural Management Anand, Birla Vishvkarma Mahavidhyalaya(BVM), G.H. Patel College of Engineering and Technology, and Sardar Patel University. BVM is the initially established engineering college in Gujarat.
With this set of educational centres, Anand is currently thriving in the educational field. The city of Anand located midway between Ahmedabad and Vadodara on the western railway lines. It is 101 km away from the capital city Gandhinagar. The economy of Anand depends on farming and large scale industries. The presence of Amul Dairy, Vidya Dairy, Amul Chocolate Plant, Mogar, and Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation in Anand makes it a milk city. The well-established industries in Anand include Elecon Engineering, Vulcan Industrial Engineering Co. Ltd, Warm Steam, The Charotar Iron Factory, Milcent, Atlanta Electrics, and Alian Software. The very famous Shri Krishna Hospital, Karamsad is situated near Anand. The city embodies an area of about 22.7 sq.km.
The city played a vital part in the white revolution back in 1960. Though the city is currently booming with industries and educational centres, it still preserves the antiquity. The alluring tourist spots in the city of Anand include AMUL Dairy&Chocolate Factory, AMUL Co-operative Museum, Flo Art Gallery, and Swami Narayan Mandir. Anand also boasts a very delectable local Gujarati Cuisine such as Dhokla, Khakda, Fafda, and so on.